Tag: Barack Obama

What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?

What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?
I am a Baby-Boomer, born in 1950. The Baby-Boom lasted from the close of World War II in 1946, until 1964. Our generation was nearly 40% of the U.S. population when the boom finally tapered off in the mid-1960s. In 1964, Time Magazine named our generation The Person of the Year. The boom caused the... Read more »

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)
When I became a lobbyist in the 1980s, the GOP had a big rush on Senator Al Gore (D-TN) to move across the aisle and join the Republican Party. I know it is hard for many to imagine now, but in the 1980s, Senator Gore was a dying breed in the Democratic Party. He was... Read more »

Is America quitting the world stage?

Is America quitting the world stage?
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win,” spoken by the great Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was stenciled on the wall of our High School locker room. At the time I thought it was just something the coaches had painted on the walls to make us feel guilty about our abysmal win/loss records. We... Read more »
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Will Trump respond to Assad’s massacre?

Will Trump respond to Assad’s massacre?
Reports from the weekend are that Bashir al-Assad used chemical warfare against his own population. There is no denying that chlorine was used to kill men, women, and children in an eastern suburb of Damascus. Time magazine published this video of the scene from Douma, Syria. This attack is not the first time that the... Read more »

The new Republican Party values are why I left the party

The new Republican Party values are why I left the party
Long before the vulgarity of Donald Trump, many expressed worry about the decay of conservatism. It has decayed to the point that it no longer exists in practical terms. Champions of traditional conservative values, like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Phil Graham, would not recognize what passes itself off as conservative today. It is doubtful... Read more »

I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020

I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020
Being anti-Trump is not enough to win elections. That is not to say that being anti-Trump is unimportant. It’s not saying we should ignore is blatant sexism, racism, greed, and lying. None of those are admirable traits for a President of the USA. Yet, there he sits in the Oval Office to the horror of... Read more »
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The GOP and Democrats need to stop playing games with Healthcare

The GOP and Democrats need to stop playing games with Healthcare
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been berated on Twitter about repealing The Affordable Healthcare Act by the overgrown child in the White House to the point that the Senate is trying to repeal Obamacare once again. Senator McConnell has been the subject of barbs from the foolish Donald Trump that is usually reserved a member... Read more »

Bernie and his single payer PR stunt

Bernie and his single payer PR stunt
What about Bernie? I’ve been a Democrat for 2 months and 6 days. That is 2 months and 6 days longer than Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Please note I put the letter “I” in his Senate Party/State designation. He is an Independent. He is not and never has been a Democrat. Throughout the Democratic Primary... Read more »

I dread the anniversary of 9/11

I dread the anniversary of 9/11
I dread it because people use the anniversary to rekindle hate. Today is the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and a United Airlines plane crash in rural Pennsylvania. The greatest loss of life was in New York as two fuel laden planes slammed into the twin towers of the... Read more »
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Donald Trump’s bizarre speech and flip-flop

Donald Trump’s bizarre speech and flip-flop
When was the last time a President of the USA started a speech about war with a statement denouncing racism and bigotry? Yeah, I don’t remember one either. It did set the tone for an evening of flip-flopping. Wag the Dog In 1977, Producer/Director Barry Levinson had a box office hit with the movie “Wag... Read more »